Wells Fargo Center for the Arts – Feb. 4, 2009
Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson
An Acoustic Evening • Together for the first time
One of only three performances nationwide, this rare acoustic concert experience features two legendary singer-songwriters performing together for the first time.
Kris Kristofferson has an unusual resume. Texas-born, football star and Golden Gloves boxer in college, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Army captain and chopper pilot, studio janitor, part-time bartender, leading man opposite Barbara Streisand and Jane Fonda. But on his passport, under occupation it reads songwriter. And that, more than anything, sums up the essence of Kris Kristofferson.
You can thank Merle Haggard for electric country, ’cause he invented it! An original “Outlaw,” Haggard is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of country music history. He’s recorded more than 600 songs (about 250 of them his own compositions), had 40 No. 1 hits, and his “Today I Started Loving You Again” has been recorded by nearly 400 other artists.
Visit the Kris Kristofferson website at kriskristofferson.com
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